The sweetheart that made me cross Han River and indulge myself to the yellow dramas is this Lee Dong Wook drama, and it was also where I first fell in love with him. *blush Lee Da Hae justifying her perky role plus you-can’t-help-but-feel-giddy over romantic scenes, this is a drama that should be watch by Korean addict newbies as a rite of passage for true kdrama fans. lol
“My Girl” was part of the drama selections that I watched when I had my first heartbreak and it brought me back to living, even now it is a sure cure if you are feeling a bit sullen. *chuckles “My Girl” is your prototype Korean rom-com in the sense that it targets the viewers’ emotions through the placement of sweet scenes and heart-wrenching i-have-to-forget-you crying frames.
Geol Chan, a son from a rich family took in a con-woman to pretend as his long lost cousin to appease his sick grandfather. He was prepared to deal with the repercussions of the lie, but was caught off guard when he started falling in love with her.
The strong second leads supported well the romantic development by playing well the annoying ex-girlfriend, and the how-could-you-not-love-him second lead man.
“My Girl” had a consistently addictive run and nicely done closure credit to the adorable heroine and her chemistry with the workaholic chaebol lead man. I think this is where I first saw that lead-man-following-drunk-lead-girl scene which became a guaranteed signature scene on rom-coms.
All throughout the plot, the characters were upbeat and the story was engrossing even when the love conflict was tangled with equally challenging second leads. My Girl was a very patient drama when it comes to fulfilling the love promise of the story, and that’s why it was even more special.